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By TARA SIEBARTH | September 22 2016

Globe and Mail Canadian universities tumble in rankings as China rises Times Higher Education rankings, released Wednesday, will add fuel to the debate over how Canada can keep up with global competition. CBC News – Ottawa University of Ottawa missing hard drive with data on 900 students Current and former students have been notified of […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 21 2016

Globe and Mail Three reasons why Canadian scientists probably won’t win a Nobel this year Canadian nominees face an especially competitive field in 2016 that could shut them out of each of the Nobel’s three science-related categories. Globe and Mail University of Alberta removes racist posters targeting turban-wearing Sikhs Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is adding […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 20 2016

National Post Opinion: At Canada’s universities, faith is under fire Father Raymond J. de Souza speaks about Universities Canada’s plan to amend its bylaws. Globe and Mail Female scientists collecting data on gender bias at conferences There were a total of just 11 women compared with 213 male speakers at 13 conferences that fell in […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 19 2016

Globe and Mail Parliament is back, and the Liberals have some big decisions to make Like majority governments before them, the Liberals are concentrating power in the offices of the key ministers and in the Prime Minister’s Office. Behind those doors, some big decisions have to be made this fall. Ottawa Citizen Editorial: Here’s why […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 16 2016

Globe and Mail Canadian gender pay gap narrows with education: OECD study A global education study reveals larger-than-average earning gaps between Canadian men and women, but that narrows as women pursue higher levels of study. Globe and Mail Statistics Canada to tally number of contract, part-time professors Accurate statistics about how many professors are working […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 15 2016

Globe and Mail Overqualified workers often lacking in basic reading, writing skills: study One in eight Canadian workers with a university degree is working in a job that requires no more than a high school education, but often has weak skills in reading, writing and numeracy, according to a new study from Statistics Canada released […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 14 2016

Ottawa Citizen NRC president announced big plans just before sudden departure: documents Internal papers from the National Research Council show that its recently retired president had revealed a massive new vision of NRC’s future, just days before suddenly leaving his job. Globe and Mail Opinion: The world must step up for Homa Hoodfar Most women […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 13 2016

Globe and Mail New UBC president commends ‘thoughtful’ sex-assault report “I want to commend the University Sexual Assault Panel for a thoughtful, comprehensive report that will help inform dialogue and spark further engagement on campus as we work to improve our policies and practices for addressing and responding to sexual assault,” Santa Ono said in […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 12 2016

Metro Bullying probe at Ryerson preceded Cukier’s exit from Brock’s top job Wendy Cukier, who was supposed to become the first female president at the St. Catherines University, was the subject of an external investigation. Globe and Mail New UBC president commends ‘thoughtful’ sex-assault report “I want to commend the University Sexual Assault Panel for […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 09 2016

Globe and Mail Reports of mental health issues rising among postsecondary students: study A fifth of Canadian postsecondary students are battling mental health issues, according to a new national survey of colleges and universities that finds more students are reporting being in distress than three years ago. Edmonton Journal Province expects all publicly funded Alberta […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 07 2016

Toronto Star Opinion: Canada’s everyday science researchers still starved for funds Big science benefitted from Tuesday’s CFREF announcement. But the day-to-day efforts of researchers in labs across the country remain underfunded, writes Paul Wells. Ottawa Citizen The fortunate 13 The full list of the latest projects to receive funding under the Canada First Research Excellence […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 06 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa unveils research fund winners Thirteen large-scale university initiatives are winners of a high-stakes federal competition aimed at helping Canada’s top scientists make a mark in global research. Globe and Mail Outdoor programs aim to prepare students for university’s challenges An intense outdoor expedition is part of the Loran scholarship, an award that […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 02 2016

Toronto Star Bullying probe at Ryerson preceded Cukier’s exit from Brock’s top job Wendy Cukier, who was to become Brock U’s president, was the subject of an external investigation over staff complaints at Ryerson, where she will return as a faculty member. CBC Audio: Why Indigenous leader Roberta Jamieson is looking ahead to the seventh […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 01 2016

CTV Four out of five parents can’t estimate tuition costs, CIBC poll says According to the poll, most parents cannot accurately estimate university tuition fees and many don’t understand how RESPs work. Globe and Mail New Brock University president’s sudden departure raises gender issues Wendy Cukier’s departure from her presidential post before she even started should lead […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 31 2016

Globe and Mail Federal documents point to funding problem in aboriginal student fund Federal officials believe the fund faces many issues, including a financing cap limiting its ability to keep up with rising tuition costs. CTV Federal student grants increasing by $1.5B over next 5 years The increase means up to $3,000 more for low-income students […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 30 2016

Niagara Falls Review Brock, incoming president part ways Days before Wendy Cukier was to become Brock U’s president, the university issued a release saying they mutually agreed not to proceed with the appointment. CBC Canadian prof jailed in Iran falls ill in solitary confinement Homa Hoodfar was recently hospitalized and is barely conscious, according to her family. Toronto Star […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 29 2016

Globe and Mail New UBC residence reflects adjusted expectations for Vantage College A newly opened residence is open to both domestic and foreign students in a range of programs, but it wasn’t planned that way. Globe and Mail Opinion: We’re all misfit consumers – we need inclusive design A summer course at OCAD seeks to […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 26 2016

CTV Magnetic bacteria used to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumours Researchers in Montreal have developed a new way of administering cancer-fighting drugs directly into tumours. Global News University of Toronto student arrested in deadly Bangladesh attack transferred to prison The family of Tahmid Hasib Khan, who was detained in Bangladesh after a deadly attack, […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 25 2016

The Globe and Mail Former UBC faculty member misused funds for personal gain, university says The university alleges a former dentistry professor “personally inappropriately enriched himself” while involved in a pilot project aimed at improving dental service in Haida Gwaii. CBC Ottawa universities offer to help students felled by Phoenix The University of Ottawa and Carleton University […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 24 2016

Global News Innovation needed to fix Canada’s health care system, says Philpott Health Minister Jane Philpott said ongoing talks about a new health agreement is an opportunity to move “from the middle of the pack” compared to other countries. CTV Cost of paying Canada’s doctors rose almost 4 per cent, to $25B: report A new […]